My cats had their annual vet visit yesterday - this is the first time they have been weighed as full grown kitties (they will be 2 in a couple weeks) and my boy Jared was a healthy 14 lbs and 9 oz and my girl Christie was a healthy 13 lbs. They are so big and cuddly Overall, the feedback on their health was good, but they detected a heart murmur (it was faint, grade 1) in Jared. Christie had a grade 1 murmur that was first detected when she was 4 months old, but it was not detected on this visit, even when the vet specifically looked for it. So that I am happy about that, but am concerned that Jared has one that was not previously detected. He WAS really freaked out on this visit to an extent that he never has been before (he was so frantic that he hit his face on the carrier and his poor nose was all bloody), so I wonder if maybe the murmur was always there, but the increased heart rate due to his anxietymade it detectable... anyway, the vet just recommended that we monitor it for now and see if the grade increases. I did a lot of internet reading on murmurs when it was detected in my other cat, so I might be writing this more to vent it out rather than to ask for info, but would welcome any experiences people have had with murmurs or words of encouragement. My cats are littermates, DLH's.
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4/5/09 at 7:21pm